We are very excited that Aether & Hemera have been selected for the Connect2 Residency; we are deeply interested in Sustrans's themes such as responsible travel and we believe that everyone can make a difference !
We recognize that art has an ability to reflect and potentially influence our actions, challenging our awareness; in this context we believe it has a role to play in promoting responsible behaviours.
We are particularly interested in the theme of Movement, Travel and Transport; the modes of transport and the human compulsion to travel from the earliest times plus historic, political and economic reasons to travel. The historical practices of mapping, routing and navigation have dramatically changed in the past few years with the advent of Sat Nav, and collaborative mapping tools such as Google Maps; all these can help support TravelSmart's development and connection to the cultural roots of the practice and of the spaces.
The residency offer the opportunity for face-to-face discussion and interaction about these themes with the local community.
We asked direcly local people what they consider to be the essence of their community.
Dave Stephens Centre in Blyth is hosting the Red Tricycle untill the 20th of June. Please post your feedback cards in the Tricycle's mail box!
Please find the routes where you can find the feedback postcards in the rest of the entry.
In the coming weeks you will find the tricycle at the following locations:
It's also going to be possible to leave your cards in several other places in town:
The red art tricycle is in Blyth Sports Centre in Bolam Park until the 4th of July
More info on Sustrans' website